Electrical & Lighting
Philips gives workers smartphone control of office lighting
April 23, 2014 - Royal Philips has announced a new connected office lighting system that claims to deliver extraordinary value to facility managers, office workers, and building owners. It uses Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) to connect office lighting fixtures to a building’s IT network and acts as an information pathway, enabling workers to control and access other building services with their smartphones. The office lighting fixtures, when outfitted with sensors, are able to capture anonymous data on room occupancy, temperature and humidity. They connect to the IT network and interface with other building systems such as heating, ventilation and IT services to give the facility manager real-time and historical views of building utilization.